“How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!”
Romans 10:14,15 KJV
Pastor Appreciation Day is October 8. Hopefully, every church will honor their pastor on that day. However, we should honor our pastors every day of the year because they are on call twenty four hours a day, every day, all year long. They sacrifice time with their family to minister to their congregation.
One of my pastors said in a sermon “Not every preacher has a pastor’s heart. If you have a preacher that also has a pastor’s heart, you need to thank God for your preacher”. I thank God for Pastor Davis because he is a preacher with a pastor’s heart. Even more important than that, Pastor Davis loves Jesus.
Just because we are a Christian doesn’t mean we love Jesus. The level of our love for Jesus depends on our level of service to Jesus. Let me repeat this because it is so important. The level of our love for Jesus depends on our level of service to Jesus. How much do we love Jesus and what are we doing for Him?
The desire of every Christian’s heart should be to make Jesus happy. We make Him happy by being kind and loving to others. “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me” (Matthew 25:40).
Joanne LoweSeptember 22, 2017